Broken gas line temporarily disrupts some USU classes

LOGAN — Several classes were temporarily disrupted Monday morning after a gas line was ruptured at Utah State University. The leak occurred at 11:30 a.m. near the new Science Learning Center.

USU spokesman Tim Vitale said a landscaping crew were in the process of planting a tree near the center when they broke the line. Gas could be smelled near both the BioTech Building and University Inn, prompting the university to issue an alert.

The three buildings were evacuated as fire fighters, police and Dominion Energy officials were dispatched to the area.

Vitale said gas crews were able to quickly shut off the line. Students and faculty were able to begin re-entering the buildings after about 30 minutes.

No damages or injuries were reported.

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